Jamie Woodruff

Europe's no. 1 ethical hacker

Speaker Themes

  • Cyber security
  • Technology and risk
  • Hacking

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In his early 20s, Jamie Woodruff is already one of the world’s leading authorities on hacking and cyber security.

Jamie entered the public eye when he successfully hacked Facebook as part of a student competition at Bangor University, where he was studying computer information systems. He has since uncovered security holes in numerous high-profile operations, including Kim Kardashian’s website, which he hacked to reveal that it was putting her fans’ data at serious risk.

Jamie is a director of Metrix Cloud, a firm specialising in cyber training, penetration testing and recruitment. He is also the cyber safety advisor for the Cyber Smile Foundation which specialises in online cyber bullying.


High profile hacks of large companies and government systems are becoming increasingly common, and it is clear this is a major new front in inter-state rivalry and the fight against crime.

Through his astonishing first-hand hacking experience – he once impersonated a Domino’s pizza delivery boy at a large financial institution to gain access to their server room via pick-locking – Jamie shows how systems are vulnerable, and what organisations nee to do to make themselves secure. 

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